About the committee
The Indigenous Student Services Committee is a specialist forum and working group for the development and advancement of Indigenous student services and support across UTS with a view to improve Indigenous student progression and completion rates. The Indigenous Student Services Committee reports to the Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Strategies Committee.
Meeting dates 2017
Monday 3 April
Monday 4 September
Time: 9.30am to 11.30am
Location: Chancellery Boardroom, level 4, Building 1, City campus, Broadway (CCB01.04A.26)
Senior Governance Support Officer
Tel: 02 9514 1235
Fax: 02 9514 1232
Composition and membership
|Manager, Indigenous Student Services, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning (Jumbunna) (Chair)*
||Maree Graham (acting Chair)
|Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement) or named nominee*
||Professor Michael McDaniel
|Coordinator, Learning Development, Jumbunna
|Director, Student Services Unit or named nominee*
|Scholarships Office representative or named nominee*
||Suzanne Geraghty (nominee)
|Director, External Relations or named nominee
||Brigette Sancho (nominee)
|Director, Student Administration Unit or named nominee
|Director UTS: International or named nominee
||Simon Watson (nominee)
|One Indigenous student, to be appointed by the Chair in consultation with the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement) following a call for expressions of interest
|Co-opted Faculty membership as and if appropriate, as determined by the Chair in consultation with the Deans.
* See note on quorum.
Terms of reference
The Indigenous Student Services Committee will:
- Consider, develop and improve Indigenous student services and support across UTS.
- Recommend practical initiatives for inclusion into relevant sections of the Indigenous Education Strategy.
- Coordinate and implement initiatives aimed at progressing Indigenous student retention, success and completion rates at UTS.
- Provide advice or action as appropriate any relevant matters referred to it by the Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Strategies Committee.
Term of office
The term of office for a member of the Indigenous Student Services Committee, other than a member required for quorum (as indicated by an asterisk next to their position), will be two years.
Review of membership
The composition and membership of the Indigenous Student Services Committee will be reviewed periodically by the Chair in accordance with the procedures approved by the Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Strategies Committee and amended from time to time.
To be quorate, the four members with an asterisk next to their position or their named nominees (where applicable) must be present.
Frequency of meetings
The Indigenous Student Services Committee meets at least twice per year.